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Foreclosure Activity In Riverside County Plunges 16 Percent

Foreclosure activity dropped markedly last year in Riverside County, but the region remains one of the leading foreclosure markets in the state, according to figures released Thursday by a real estate tracking firm.

01/15/2015

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Bell Gardens Company Recalls Frozen Beef, Pork Over Possible Metal Contamination

A Los Angeles-area company is recalling more than 48,000 pounds of frozen beef and pork that may be contaminated with metal.

01/08/2015

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Wet Seal To Close 338 Stores, Lay Off 3.7K Employees

Teen clothier Wet Seal Inc. announced Wednesday it will close 338 of its stores, laying off some 3,700 full-time and part-time workers, leaving the struggling company with about 170 retail and online outlets.

01/07/2015

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Rosca De Reyes Bread Sickens More Than 30 In Orange County

More than 30 people have reported dizziness, palpitations and numbness after eating Rosca de Reyes bread distributed by a Santa Ana bakery.

01/07/2015

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Netflix Says It Wants To Stream ‘The Interview’

Netflix wants to make Sony’s “The Interview” available to its 53 million worldwide subscribers, the streaming service’s chief content officer said Wednesday.

01/07/2015

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Federal Judge Blocks California’s Ban On Foie Gras

Foie gras lovers in California can rejoice after a federal judge on Wednesday blocked the state’s ban on the sale of the fatty duck and goose liver.

01/07/2015

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46,200 Immigrants Apply For California Driver’s License

California officials say 46,200 immigrants started applying for a driver’s license in the first three days that the state began issuing licenses to immigrants who are in the country illegally.

01/06/2015

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Time Warner Cable Customers Hit With Fee Hikes As Much As 30 Percent

With the new year comes fee hikes of as much as 30 percent for Time Warner Cable customers.

01/06/2015

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LAX The Nation’s 2nd Busiest Airport With 70.7M Passengers In 2014

Southern California’s tourism industry is booming, shown in part by the 70.7 million passengers that passed through Los Angeles International Airport in 2014, making it the nation’s second-busiest airport.

01/06/2015

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Inglewood Entrepreneurs Help To Revitalize City’s Once-Struggling Image

Named Los Angeles’ 2014 Neighborhood of the Year by one real estate blog, a big move is underway in Inglewood to revamp its once-struggling image.

01/05/2015

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New Home Loan Gives Average Buyer Chance At American Dream

No down payment is required, but there are strict conditions.

01/04/2015

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‘Hobbit,’ ‘Unbroken,’ ‘Into the Woods’ Top Holiday Charts

It was a busy weekend at the post-Christmas box office, but despite strong showings from new openers “Unbroken” and “Into the Woods,” it was “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” that marched to the top spot for the second weekend in a row with $40.9 million.

12/29/2014

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Got A Gift Card? Know California’s Laws So You Don’t Lose Out

When it comes to gift cards, California laws have stricter consumer protections than federal law, but both work together to make sure your gift card doesn’t become a useless piece of plastic. CBS2/KCAL9’s Erica Nochlin explains what consumers need to know

12/27/2014

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California Unemployment Rate At Lowest Since Great Recession

California recorded its lowest jobless rate last month since the early months of the Great Recession, while the number of additional jobs was the second-largest gain since the state began keeping that record in 1990.

12/19/2014

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Record Number Of Southern Californians To Hit The Road For The Holidays

More Southern Californians will travel over this Christmas-New Year’s holiday than for any holiday since 2001, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

12/19/2014

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2011 Motorcycle Show Comes To Long Beach

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows was in Long Beach from December 9-11, bringing together motorcycle enthusiasts and manufacturers who showed off their latest models and accessories.

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Shocking Cigarette Labels

Nine new warning labels that feature graphic images that convey the dangers of smoking will be required by the Food and Drug Administration to be on U.S. cigarette packs by 2012.

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5 Hot Summer Colors

Summertime means fun time for many of us, but it may leave some wondering what to wear. Here are five colors that can do no wrong in your summer-wardrobe lineup!

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Gaming Industry Unveils Latest At E3 Expo

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, which began Tuesday, is giving the gaming industry a chance to debut their latest inventions.

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